The Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange is a cohort-based experiential leadership program that explores and develops the leadership skills of students at the University of Toronto.

Students will use our nation’s capital, Ottawa, as the site for an immersion experience. 


Overview About the program
Eligibility Open to all U of T students
How it Works Register for the program
Team Lead Role Apply to organize and support Leadership Exchange
Registration Register now for Leadership Exchange
Contact Us Questions? Please email


The Leadership Exchange participants will engage with leadership theories, and focus on collaborative leadership. Through site visits and meetings, students will investigate what leadership looks and feels like in various settings including: government, education, not-for-profit organizations and the corporate sector. 

This program will allow students to form connections, build relationships and understand different leadership styles. Students will be challenged to think about leadership theory in practice, and integrate all of their observations and experiences into their development as leaders. 

The main purpose of the program will be for students to: 

  • Explore different leadership theories in practice, such as collaborative leadership
  • Develop their understanding of different leadership styles and best practices
  • Think critically about their role in leadership (related to organizations, campus, etc.) 
  • Apply what they have learned in their studies, experiences and to their next steps as a leader 



  • U of T students from any college or faculty interested in leadership in relation to various areas of the community 
  • U of T students who are interested in travelling to our nation’s capital (Ottawa) through part of November reading week to learn more about themselves, their leadership style and collaborative leadership in a broader context 

How it Works

  • Register for the program (apply by September 29 for early bird rate, or by October 13 for full rate)
  • Make sure to attend pre-experience session (week of October 23, 2017)
  • Attend the full November adventure to Ottawa (November 5 - 9, 2017)
  • Complete a post-experience reflection (end of November 2017)  

Please Note: Early bird rate fee is $300, Full rate fee is $350

This includes all transportation, accommodation within Ottawa, pre and post experience sessions, and at least two meals per day. More information on how to submit payment will be given as applications are submitted.

Team Lead Role

Apply to organize and support the Leadership Exchange program!

Students who serve in the team lead role will meet bi-weekly to plan many of the aspects of the Leadership Exchange program (travel information, logistics, reflection, etc.).

Participation will be CCR eligible. Further, team leads will have 50% of their fee to Leadership Exchange covered (each team lead will be responsible for paying only $150 towards the program)

Apply now to be a team lead: Team Lead Application Form. *Application closes Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9 a.m.


Register now for Leadership Exchange: Leadership Exchange Registration Form. *Deadline to apply is Friday, October 13, 2017.

Again, please note that to pay the early bird rate ($300) you need to register by September 29th. Those who register between September 30 and October 13 will be asked to pay the full rate ($350).

Registrants must submit their payment through BookIt.



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